Action in Modesto on Tuesday, Oct. 29 saw the Escalon varsity cross country girls taking fifth overall with Briana Briones-Chavarria finishing in third place overall and earning all-league honors. Varsity boys placed fourth; Gabe Romero paced the team with a fifth place finish of 17:23, which was a season PR. He was followed by Braiden Vega in 10th place, running a 17:42, also a season PR.
Juan Lopez 18:24, CJ Borrego 18:52, Emi Ramirez 18:54, and Moises Grajeda Padilla rounded out the varsity effort for the boys.
The frosh/soph girls placed third with Kim Abney placing third overall in a time of 14:17, followed by Belen Lechuga Soto 14:37, Gorette Coelho 14:47, Jill Junqueiro 15:09, Molly Terpstra 15:10, Mariana Peralta 15:12.
For the frosh/soph boys, they placed fifth, led by Jacen Peoples in 16th at 12:04 followed by TJ McNeil in 12:22.
“The team improved their collective team time over 2.5 hours from our first race at league to our last one,” noted head coach Rick Heflin.